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2009/11/30

Mr. T (yes, that Mr. T) sez "Table the Label!!!" Definitely a WTF moment...

A new song from Motion City Soundtrack is streaming here. The song, "Her Words Destroyed My Planet" will be available digitally on iTunes starting tomorrow. The band's new cd, My Dinosaur Life, was produced by Mark Hoppus and will be the band's major label debut. The cd is expected to be released on January 19th.
A film about Jack Kerouac titled One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur has been released on DVD. Jay Farrar from Son Volt and Benjamin Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie composed the film's soundtrack. The lyrics from all of the songs on the soundtrack are based on Kerouac's writings.

Farrar and Gibbard will launch a North American tour early next year to promote the DVD and soundtrack. Don't miss them January 29th at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor as part of the Ann Arbor Folk Festival. Here's more info on that, and if you click here you can purchase a special boxset containing both the soundtrack and DVD.
Linkin Park will release a special rarities album, LPU9: Demos, starting December 3rd. The release will compile 8 demos and a previously unreleased song, plus an exclusive download of an acoustic track from Chester Bennington's side project, Dead By Sunrise. To obtain LPU9: Demos, you need to be a member of the band's fanclub, Linkin Park Underground. If you're not a member yet, not to worry, you can purchase the album along with a membership here. To find out more about the release click here.

Here's the tracklisting:

1 – “A-Six” (Original Long Version 2002)
2 – “Faint” (Demo 2002)
3 – “Sad” ("By Myself" Demo 1999)
4 – “Fear” ("Leave Out All the Rest" Demo 2006)
5 – “Figure.09” (Demo 2002)
6 – “Stick And Move” ("Runaway" Demo 1998)
7 – “Across The Line” (Unreleased Demo 2007)
8 – “Drawing” ("Breaking The Habit" Demo 2002)
9 – “Drum Song” ("Little Things Give You Away" Demo 2006)

2009/11/29

Morrissey and Paul McCartney's daughter Stella are collaborating on a line of vegan (leather free) shoes. Stella told the Daily Mail, "We are still in the early stages but the shoes could be launched next year."

Here's a link to the story via the Daily Mail. Be sure to scroll down the page past the tawdry gossip article on Chris Martin and Gwyenth Paltrow's marriage to read the shoe story.
Elizabeth Fraser from the Cocteau Twins granted a rare interview to the Guardian. In the interview, Fraser talks about the Cocteau's split, why she pulled out of the band's anticipated Coachella reunion, her relationship with bandmate Robin Guthrie, Jeff Buckley's death, and more. Read the lengthy interview here.

Fraser is set to release her solo single, "Moses" tomorrow in the U.K., and it looks like it will be available as an import vinyl single on December 15th. Check out a sample of the single here.
Megadeth is holding a Christmas Card design contest. The person who crafts the winning design will receive a phone call from Dave Mustaine on Christmas morning, meet & greet passes to see the band on their upcoming tour, and an autographed copy of the band's cd, Endgame. Other prizes will be given to runners up. Hurry, because you need to enter the contest by December 6th. All the details for the contest can be found here.

Megadeth will be in town February 6th along with Slayer at Cobo.
Jon Stevens, who briefly fronted INXS after Michael Hutchence's death, recently underwent open heart surgery after finding out one of his arteries was 99% blocked. Read about his ordeal (and see a picture of his scar from the surgery) here.
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones will release a new cd, Pin Points and Gin Joints, on December 8th. The vinyl version will be available December 15th.
Rhino records has relaunched their website. The site features a new download area where you can purchase tracks and full cds--the bonus is they are offering high definition formats as well as mp3s. Check out the site here.
The autumn and winter collection from Pretty Green, Liam Gallagher's clothing line, is now available. Check it out here.
The Dandy Warhols have recorded the Christmas classic, "Little Drummer Boy." The band is offering a free mp3 download of the song here.
New Musical Express has crowned Scott Stapp from Creed the "worst rockstar of the decade." Yep, Stappy came in first place! Here's the quote that went along with the picture:

Stapp from 'troubled' God-botherers Creed put in such a poor live performance in December 2002 he was sued by his own fans. And it's not like they had much taste to begin with.

Check out the entire feature here.

2009/11/28

Chester Bennington (gamer tag is CBennington GwF) will be playing Halo 3: ODST with Xbox Live Gold Members on Tuesday, December 1st from 8pm to 10pm. If you aren't a Gold Member, you still have time to upgrade to take on Bennington. More info on Tuesday's event can be found here.
Marilyn Manson's ex-keyboardist, Stephen Bier (aka Madonna Wayne Gacy) will finally have his day in court on Monday. Bier filed a 20 million dollar lawsuit against Manson back in 2007 alleging Manson used the band's money to buy Nazi paraphernalia, personal items and gifts for himself and ex-wife Dita Von Teese. Manson later filed a countersuit against Bier claiming breach of contract. The case was scheduled to be heard earlier this year in January, however Manson's lawyers were successful in delaying the trial up until now so Manson would have time to promote his latest effort, the High End of Low. The trial may end up to be quite a spectacle considering Trent Reznor, von Teese, and Manson himself will be testifying on his behalf. Stay tuned for updates!
November 27th--Rob Zombie @ Fillmore
November 28th--Sam Roberts/Sloan/Hard Lessons @ Fillmore

December 5th--D.R.I. @ Blondies
December 5th--Holly Golightly @ Majestic Cafe
December 7th--Matisyahu @ St. Andrew's Hall
December 8th--Phoenix @ Clutch Cargo's
December 8th--Dashboard Confessional w/ New Found Glory @ St. Andrew's Hall (this is an acoustic performance by both bands)
December 9th--Rooney @ Majestic Theater
December 10th--El Vez & Los Straitjackets @ Crofoot
December 17th--Pop Evil @ the Machine Shop
December 18th--the Night 89x Stole Christmas 12--SOLD OUT!!! featuring 30 seconds to Mars, Flyleaf, Thousand Foot Krutch, the Veer Union, and After Midnight Project @ Fillmore
December 18th--Verve Pipe @ Magic Bag
December 27th--Mustard Plug @ Magic Stick
December 31st--89x New Year's Ball featuring Von Bondies & Hard Lessons @ Hyatt Dearborn
December 31st--Howling Diablos @ Magic Bag

January 2nd--David Gray @ Caesars Windsor
January 9th--the Anvil Experience (showing of Anvil documentary, then a performance by the band) @ Crofoot
January 14th--Cribs @ Magic Bag
January 16th--City & Colour @ Fillmore
January 16th--Kool & the Gang @ Caesars Windsor
January 22nd--Yo La Tengo @ Crofoot
January 29th--Motion City Soundtrack @ Clutch Cargo's

February 5th--Shinedown & Puddle of Mudd @ Fillmore
February 6th--Slayer w/ Megadeth @ Cobo
February 12th--John Mayer @ Palace (John Mayer fanclub presale 11/28-11/29, amex presale 11/30-12/4, tix onsale 12/5)
February 18th--Evan Dando @ Majestic Cafe

March 6th--Flogging Molly @ Fillmore
March 19th--Alice In Chains @ Fillmore (on sale December 5th)
March 25th--Matthew Good @ the Shelter
March 27th--Tegan & Sara @ Royal Oak Music Theater

June 30th--U2 @ Spartan Stadium in East Lansing
If you are a fan of the Dave Matthews Band, check this out--for one week only, you'll be able to see the DMB on the silver screen in 3D! DMB's live set at the Austin City Limits festival was recorded in 3D and will be shown in movie theaters for one week only December 11th through the 17th. Click here for more info on the concert, and click here for a listing of theaters and ticket information.

2009/11/24

The Bridge School Collection Volume 4 is available now exclusively through iTunes. The compilation features live tracks from Trent Reznor, Ministry, Death Cab For Cutie, My Morning Jacket, John Mayer and more. Proceeds from the collection go to the Bridge School which assists children with severe physical impairments and challenging communication needs.
Massive Attack will release a new cd in February. The band's fifth album, Heligoland, will drop February 8th. This is welcome news to Massive Attack fans considering the band's last proper cd came out in 2003. Heligoland features vocals from Horace Andy, Damon Albarn, and Hope Sandoval among others. Check out the band's official website for the cd's tracklisting and cover art.

If you can't wait until February, visit Amazon.com or itunes to grab the album's first single, "Splitting the Atom."
Apparatjik, the side project featuring Coldplay's Guy Berryman, Mew's Jonas Bjerre and Magne Furuholmen from 80's band A-Ha will release a new single, "Electric Eye" on November 30th. The band released its debut single, "Ferreting" last year. Check out the band's "introductory" video as well as the audio to the single "Ferreting" below:





Visit the band's myspace page or the official Apparatjik website for more on the band.
A benefit auction for Chi Cheng (Deftones bass player) is going on now through December 8th here. A new batch of items hit the bidding block today, including John Dolmayan's (System of a Down) personal drum kit, the chance to meet Alice In Chains, and autographed gear from Pearl Jam, My Chemical Romance, Avenged Sevenfold and more. All money raised will be used to pay Cheng's medical bills. You can also donate funds directly and get the latest updates on Cheng here.
The 2009 Christmas single from the Killers, Happy Birthday Guadalupe, will be released December 1st. You can pre-order the single exclusively from Newbury Comics.

2009/11/22

The Stooges will be playing their 1973's classic Raw Power in its entirety next year at a festival in New York. The All Tomorrow's Parties festival will run Labor Day weekend (September 3-5) and will also feature Mudhoney, the Scientists and more. Tickets for the ATP party are on sale now.
The Pixies will appear on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon this Tuesday night. The band promised to play "Debaser" as the first song. The show plans to televise a second song from the Pixies, and the band has agree to allow fans to choose the second song. Read more about that here, and don't forget to tune in Tuesday to check it out.
Messiah "Temple of Dreams" was a huge Club X song back in the day. I played it this morning on Time Warp, and due to popular demand, here's the video:

XTC's alter ego, Dukes of Stratosphear, will release a career-encompassing limited edition boxset in December. The Complete And Utter Dukes will include the band's two releases (the 1985 ep, 25 O'Clock, the full length 1987 disc Psonic Psunspot) both on vinyl and cd, plus a 7 inch of Andy Patridge's "Tin Toy Clockwork Train", and Colin Moulding's demo of "the Affiliated" Besides the music, you also get a special 500 piece jigsaw puzzle and "play notes" which can be redeemed for a Dukes of Stratosphear t-shirt. For more info and to see the contents of the boxset click here. The collection will be available December 8th but you can order it now here or here.
A new Bryan Ferry CD/DVD collection, Best of Bryan Ferry, will be released in the U.K. on Monday. The cd features 19 singles and 2 bonus tracks (an alternate piano version of "A Fool For You" and a cover of the Drifters/Dusty Springfield song, "I Don't Want to Go On Without You"), while the dvd* compiles Ferry's promo videos, television performances and more. The collection will be available as an import--most online retailers will carry it starting December 1st.

*not all import DVDs will play on North American DVD players. You may want to check your DVD player before ordering to see if it is compatible.

2009/11/21

November 23rd--Less Than Jake w/ the Swellers @ St. Andrew's Hall
November 24th--Cranberries @ Fillmore
November 24th--Widespread Panic @ Royal Oak Music Theater
November 25th--Sponge @ Majestic Theater
November 25th--Jesus Lizard @ Crofoot
November 25th--the Sights @ Magic Stick
November 26th--Detroit Cobras @ Majestic Cafe
November 27th--Rob Zombie @ Fillmore
November 28th--Sam Roberts/Sloan/Hard Lessons @ Fillmore

December 5th--D.R.I. @ Blondies
December 5th--Holly Golightly @ Majestic Cafe
December 7th--Matisyahu @ St. Andrew's Hall
December 8th--Phoenix @ Clutch Cargo's
December 8th--Dashboard Confessional w/ New Found Glory @ St. Andrew's Hall (this is an acoustic performance by both bands)
December 9th--Rooney @ Majestic Theater
December 10th--El Vez & Los Straitjackets @ Crofoot
December 18th--the Night 89x Stole Christmas 12--featuring 30 seconds to Mars, Flyleaf, Thousand Foot Krutch, the Veer Union, and After Midnight Project @ Fillmore
December 18th--Verve Pipe @ Magic Bag
December 31st--89x New Year's Ball featuring Von Bondies & Hard Lessons @ Hyatt Dearborn
December 31st--Howling Diablos @ Magic Bag

January 2nd--David Gray @ Caesars Windsor
January 9th--the Anvil Experience (showing of Anvil documentary, then a performance by the band) @ Crofoot
January 14th--Cribs @ Magic Bag
January 16th--City & Colour @ Fillmore
January 16th--Kool & the Gang @ Caesars Windsor
January 22nd--Yo La Tengo @ Crofoot
January 29th--Motion City Soundtrack @ Clutch Cargo's

February 5th--Shinedown & Puddle of Mudd @ Fillmore
February 6th--Slayer w/ Megadeth @ Cobo
February 12th--John Mayer @ Palace (John Mayer fanclub presale 11/28-11/29, amex presale 11/30-12/4, tix onsale 12/5)

March 6th--Flogging Molly @ Fillmore
March 19th--Alice In Chains @ Fillmore (onsale info to be announced)
March 27th--Tegan & Sara @ Royal Oak Music Theater

June 30th--U2 @ Spartan Stadium in East Lansing (tickets on sale 11/23 @ noon)

2009/11/19

Believe it or not, Coolio (yes, that Coolio) has written a cookbook titled Cooking With Coolio. The surely soon to be classic was released just this week. Check it out here. And here's a review of the book by the Village Voice. Happy cooking!
Alice In Chains will continue to tour next year to promote their new cd, Black Gives Way to Blue. The band will be back in Detroit on March 19th at the Fillmore. Ticket info will be revealed soon...

2009/11/17

Motion City Soundtrack will release the new cd, My Dinosaur Life, on January 19th. A few days after the cd release, MCS will be hitting the road for a North American tour. The tour stops off in Detroit January 29th at Clutch Cargos. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 20th, but the internet presale is on now. Go here to get involved in the presale. Go here to read more about the tour and catch up with the band.

2009/11/16

The Cribs have a new disc out--it's called Ignore the Ignorant, and it features new "band member" Johnny Marr (guitar god from the Smiths). The Cribs, including Mr. Marr, will be launching a North American tour early next year, and yes, they will be coming to town! Don't miss them January 14th at the Magic Bag in Ferndale (the band's website says the "Magic Box" in Ferndale, but we locals know better...)

Tickets for the show are not on sale yet, but keep checking back for updates...

2009/11/15

Mick Jones from the Clash and Tony James from Generation X have formed a project called Carbon/Silicon. The new cd, the Carbon Bubble, is now available from the band as a free digital download. That's right, you can click here and download the entire 12 track cd.

Here's the statement Carbon/Silicon posted on their official myspace page:

So there we were - seven years in the bunker, chipping away at the relentless face of an industry that doesn’t even want to listen once you get past 35 and when they do, they just want you to play all the old hits....

Mick and I were always going to be different this time around, a bit more radical, a bit more couldn’t care less about what has gone before, embrace this exciting time we live in and... and we just wanted to make great music.

Because after all it’s JUST about the music.

There was a lot a adversity against this band, even in the early days, all coming from different levels, but all loaded with the ability to wear you down and remind you of how hard it is to still be out there in this industry, at this time of our life.

But we believed we had something special and best of all it was all new songs - I’ve said before about how easy it is to just go out and play all the old hits - although I’m not denigrating anyone who does take that route - shit, it’s hard enough to make a living and both me and Mick have enough of a back catalogue to sell out a venue if we chose to make things easy - but we were determined to do it our way - cross new frontiers and find a new way.

I can’t deny we were both thrilled when we found the management of our dreams and there were some wonderful dreams fulfilled during the time we spent with them, but inevitably, when the artists have such a strong sense of identity, there came the parting of the ways, the time when the vision of where we were going differed to where the management wanted us to be.

And this caused both Mick and me a lot of pain and heartache..... it fucked with us personally and creatively which is why we appear to have disappeared and it’s why I’m writing this now.

The great Billy Holiday wrote “Don’t Explain”.

And I won’t.... but I will say that we are closer than we ever were, more determined to do it our way, to keep on doing what we do, with nothing to prove to the outside and everything to prove to our fans and the people that believe this group can make great music.

So here we go. And what I really want to say - what WE wanted to say - is just give us a few more days and then you can see and hear what we’ve been up to this past year.
We’re going to put the whole new album out there for free, complete with artwork, all in one go. We both know it’s not the album we intended to make, it carries the scars of recent upheavals, but it got made and it deserves to be heard - not least because it’s for real.

We look forward to hearing what you think....

It’s good to be back.
Tony James and Mick Jones
October 30 2009
Back in September the Flaming Lips were recruiting fans to appear naked in their new video for "Watching the Planets." Well, apparently that wasn't a joke because the video is finished and it does in fact feature naked people. Lots of them. In the Forest. Flapping in the wind. Riding bikes. Yep, it truly must be seen to be believed.

KEEP IN MIND THE VIDEO FEATURES LOADS OF NAKEDNESS, SO DON'T CLICK THE LINK IF IT'S GONNA GET YOU FIRED OR OTHERWISE IN LOTS OF TROUBLE.

That being said, click here and enter the bizarre world of the Flaming Lips.
John Mayer will be playing a show at the Palace on February 12th. Mayer will be holding a couple of internet presales. The presale through Mayer's website will be November 28th & 29th, then the AMEX presale will be held from November 30th through December 4th. Tickets will go on sale December 5th. Click here for more information on the internet presales.

Tomorrow, Mayer will be playing a "myspace secret show" from Music Hall in Brooklyn. Visit myspace for more details on that.

Mayer's new cd, Battle Studies, goes on sale this Tuesday.
A few weeks ago Dashboard Confessional canceled their upcoming tour in December with New Found Glory. Luckily the band has been able to fiddle around with their schedule and have been able to add some shows in the month of December, including a Detroit show at St. Andrew's Hall on December 8th. This new Dashboard show will be an acoustic performance, and opening act New Found Glory will also be playing an acoustic set. Tickets for this newly scheduled show at St. Andrew's Hall are on sale now.
November 19th--311 @ Fillmore
November 21st--Saosin acoustic set live @ Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit--free show, starts at 4:30pm
November 21st--Saosin & Innerpartysystem @ St. Andrew's Hall
November 23rd--Less Than Jake w/ the Swellers @ St. Andrew's Hall
November 24th--Cranberries @ Fillmore
November 24th--Widespread Panic @ Royal Oak Music Theater
November 25th--Sponge @ Majestic Theater
November 25th--Jesus Lizard @ Crofoot
November 27th--Rob Zombie @ Fillmore
November 28th--Sam Roberts/Sloan/Hard Lessons @ Fillmore

December 7th--Matisyahu @ St. Andrew's Hall
December 8th--Phoenix @ Clutch Cargo's
December 8th--Dashboard Confessional w/ New Found Glory @ St. Andrew's Hall (this is an acoustic performance by both bands)
December 9th--Rooney @ Majestic Theater
December 10th--El Vez & Los Straitjackets @ Crofoot
December 18th--the Night 89x Stole Christmas 12--featuring 30 seconds to Mars, Flyleaf, Thousand Foot Krutch, the Veer Union, and After Midnight Project @ Fillmore
December 18th--Verve Pipe @ Magic Bag
December 31st--89x New Year's Ball featuring Von Bondies & Hard Lessons @ Hyatt Dearborn

January 9th--the Anvil Experience (showing of Anvil documentary, then a performance by the band) @ Crofoot
January 16th--City & Colour @ Fillmore
January 22nd--Yo La Tengo @ Crofoot

February 12th--John Mayer @ Palace (John Mayer fanclub presale 11/28-11/29, amex presale 11/30-12/4, tix onsale 12/5)

March 6th--Flogging Molly @ Fillmore

2009/11/10

Check out Pearl Jam's latest single, "Just Breathe."


The "Weezer dog" that graces the cover of the band's latest cd, Raditude, is named Sydney. Click here to read all about Sydney and how he was already famous for appearing in National Geographic this past August.

2009/11/08

Kraftwerk will celebrate the 35th anniversary of Autobahn by releasing an 8-cd boxset, The Catalogue, on November 23rd. The boxset features 8 newly remastered cds from Kraftwerk: Autobahn, Radioactivity, Trans Europe Express, the Man Machine, Computer World, Techno Pop, the Mix, and Tour De France. Read more about the release and preorder here.
Morrissey cut short a show last night after only two songs. Apparently someone in the crowd whizzed a bottle at him and Mozzer had enough, said "goodnight" and left the stage. The crowd was notified a few minutes later that the show was canceled and refunds would be provided. Read more about the drama here.
***note show cancellations for Blue October and Dashboard Confessional

November 9th--AFI @ Fillmore
November 11th--Skinny Puppy @ Royal Oak Music Theater
November 12th--Wolfmother @ Clutch Cargo's

***this show has been canceled--obtain refund at point of purchase
***November 13th--Blue October @ Royal Oak Music Theater--canceled


November 14th--Saving Abel @ Fillmore
November 14th--Boys Like Girls @ Clutch Cargo's
November 19th--311 @ Fillmore
November 21st--Saosin & Innerpartysystem @ St. Andrew's Hall
November 24th--Cranberries @ Fillmore
November 24th--Widespread Panic @ Royal Oak Music Theater
November 25th--Jesus Lizard @ Crofoot
November 27th--Rob Zombie @ Fillmore
November 28th--Sam Roberts/Sloan/Hard Lessons @ Fillmore

December 7th--Matisyahu @ St. Andrew's Hall
December 8th--Phoenix @ Clutch Cargo's

***this show has been canceled--obtain refund at point of purchase
***December 12th--Dashboard Confessional w/ NFG@ Fillmore CANCELED

December 18th--the Night 89x Stole Christmas 12--featuring 30 seconds to Mars, Flyleaf, Thousand Foot Krutch, the Veer Union, and After Midnight Project @ Fillmore

January 16th--City & Colour @ Fillmore

2009/11/07

Marilyn Manson brings out his inner psycho in his latest video...

The Pixies have kicked off their North American Doolittle tour. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Doolittle, the band is offering a free live Doolittle ep to fans. Click the link below to enjoy!









2009/11/05

Google's "music service" is now available. The search engine has hooked up with iLike to offer free music streams and more. Go ahead and try it...google your favorite band and a few song titles appear. Click the play button and you will be able to listen to a stream of the song (or any song that pops up during the search) for free. Google also directs you to other music retailers to purchase music if you'd care to do so.
The Dandy Warhols will be hitting the road next month for a handful of tour dates. Unfortunately they are not planning on stopping in the D. Check out the dates here.

2009/11/03

2009/11/01

MTV

Ah yes, let's take a moment to remember the days of "Jimmy the taxi driver" on MTV...